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14 02, 2019

Ozpipe XIX – Call for Papers

PIPA in association with the International Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) is pleased to announce a call for papers for Ozpipe XIX technical conference on the theme of: “Discover: Plastics” Ozpipe XIX will feature a selection of the technical papers presented at PPXIX in Las Vegas September 2018, in addition to research papers and real-life [...]

29 01, 2019

POP004 Polyethylene Pipe and Fitting Compounds update

PIPA has published POP004 Issue 15 with updated information pertaining to AS/NZS 4020 certification of resins, where that data has been provided. This revision also clarifies that it is the responsibility of the resin processor (i.e. the pipe or fitting manufacturer) to confirm the currency of a particular resin's AS/NZS 4020 certification.

24 01, 2019

Rollepaal on board as Ozpipe XIX main corporate sponsor

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association and PIPA is very pleased to announce that Rollepaal have committed to support the Ozpipe XIX plastics pipe and fittings technical conference in Sydney, between 7th and 8th November 2019. For more than 50 years Rollepaal has been at the forefront of plastics machinery development and a generous patron of [...]

16 01, 2019

Ozpipe XIX – International presenters

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association has advised PIPA the first round of international speakers invited to present at Ozpipe XIX in Sydney, 7 and 8 November 2019, have confirmed their attendance. Speakers confirmed to date are from the UK, USA, UAE, Belgium, China, Austria and Norway. A call for Australasian papers will be made in [...]

11 01, 2019

Sandwich Construction PVC-U Technical Note TN019 published

PIPA has published a new Technical Note TN019 dealing with Sandwich Construction (SC) PVC-U Non-Pressure Pipe. SC PVC-U pipe has been successfully used in Australia for more than two decades in non-pressure DWV, stormwater and electrical conduit applications. The Technical Note provides information regarding the forms in which SC PVC-U pipes are produced, the manufacturing [...]

9 01, 2019

Revised POP001 listed

PIPA has revised POP001 to clarify the need for welders to use mechanical peeling tools to remove the oxidised surface, when preparing PE pipe for electrofusion welding.

18 12, 2018

Revised POP016 and POP004A listed

PIPA has revised and republished two guidelines, POP004A and POP016. POP004A "Supplementary list - Materials Specific to Electrofusion and Moulded Fittings" has been updated (Issue 1.9) with the latest AS/NZS 4020 certification of Ineos' injection moulding PE100 grades, ELTEX TUB121 and ELTEX TUB121 N6000. POP016 "High Stress Crack Resistant PE100" has been revised (Issue 1.2) [...]

9 12, 2018

AS/NZS 4130:2018 Polyethylene (PE) Pipes for Pressure Applications

On 5th December, Standards Australia published its 2018 edition of AS/NZS 4130. This revision deletes the separate Series 2 gas pipes dimension Table 3, and amalgamates the Series 2 pipes into the Series 1 dimension Table 2.  

27 11, 2018

Ozpipe XIX – PPXIX Spin-Off Conference Date and Venue

The date and venue for the Plastic Pipe Conference Association's PPXIX spin-off technical conference, Ozpipe XIX, have been set and planning is now underway. Ozpipe XIX technical conference will be held on the 7th and 8th of November 2019 at Dockside on Sydney's Cockle Bay Wharf, just a few minutes walk from the Sydney CBD. [...]

1 11, 2018

POP007 Metal Backing Flanges for use with PE Pipe Flange Adaptors – updated

POP007 has been updated (Issue 2.6/Nov 2018) and is available for download from the Technical Guidelines page. Changes to POP007 include: Clarification of the pressure and temperature capability of AS 2129 Table D and E and AS/NZS 4087 PN16, PN21 and PN35 flanges, Guidance regarding flange bolt torques, Referencing Water Services Association of Australia WSA [...]